Christmas Tag with Free Printable Calendar

When I designed my new Picture This! Collection of stamps and dies, one thing that I really wanted was a tag die that was just the right size. It had to be large enough to hold an Instax Mini photo but it had to be small enough to not over power the size of the […]

Sizzix Succulent Maker Challenge

The Succulent Maker Challenge featuring my Sizzix Succulent Serenity Collection begins today! I am looking forward to seeing all of the fun and creative projects that everyone is making using dies, stamps and paper from my collection. The complete rules can be found on the Sizzix blog¬†here but I wanted to share just a few […]

Geometric Paper Ice Cream

Here is an end-of-summer Succulent Sunday project using my Geometric Holder die from my Succulent Serenity collection by Sizzix. The die is designed to be a holder for my succulents but I wanted to share a totally different use for this die. Supplies: Geometric Holder die by Sizzix, BigShot die cutting maching, four 12″ x […]

Sizzix Barrel Cactus 3-D Tutorial Video

Here is a quick video tutorial on how to assemble my Barrel Cactus 3-D for Sizzix. I included some really helpful tips and tricks that I’ve learned from experience. If you would like a more detailed tutorial, check out the extended Sizzix video:¬†https://youtu.be/HhHveJw0a3I And if you’re in the Southern California area this Sunday, August 20, […]

Sizzix Flat Fold Box – Mini Suitcase

Super simple project using my Flat Fold Box by Sizzix. This little gift box can hold gift cards, business cards and Fujifilm Instax Mini photos which makes it perfect for sharing. And you can make several of these ahead of time and store them flat until ready to use. Supplies used: Sizzix Big Shot Machine […]

Free August 2017 Downloadable Desktop Calendar

Happy August days! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Summer! This month’s calendar has big, bold graphics from my Succulent Serenity paper pad for Sizzix. Enjoy! Affiliate Links: By clicking on and purchasing through my links, a small portion of the sale price goes towards supporting this site at no additional cost to you. Thank […]

Shrinky Dink Succulents in a Die Cut Terrarium

This Tiny Succulent Terrarium was created using my Geometric Holder die and Succulent 2D & 3D dies from Sizzix. This was the first time I had ever used Shrinky Dinks. I must be the only crafty adult that has never played with Shrinky Dinks as a child. To make the Geometric Holder, I die cut […]

Faux-Watercolor Tutorial Using Distress Inks

Have you ever wanted to try watercoloring but held back because you just weren’t quite sure of the technique? Well, here is a quick and simple tutorial that will give you a faux-watercolor look using my Elegant Succulent Textured Impressions embossing folder and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Below are the step-by-step details. Supplies needed: Big […]

Free July 2017 Downloadable Desktop Calendar

July is here and Summer is in full swing! This month’s calendar includes some of my watercolors with lineart from my Succulent Serenity paper pad for Sizzix. I just love the soft lavender colors, don’t you? Enjoy! Affiliate Links: By clicking on and purchasing through my links, a small portion of the sale price goes […]

Recycled Denim and Paper Succulent Wreath

When I designed my Succulent Serenity dies, stamps and paper collection for Sizzix, I wanted to create something that was simple yet interesting to a wide range of crafters and makers. The 3D designs is one answer to this creative challenge. Here is a super quick wreath created using strips of recycled denim jeans and […]